Step Into A New Career.

Welcome to FirstStep STNA Certification.


Operating in Dowtown Lorain, we are certified to certify you in the State of Ohio.


Based on need and availability, financial assistance MAY be available to you.


WIth our backgrounds, we have been doing this for a long time and continue to love what we do.

Take The First Step!

First Step aims to decrease the workload and employee fatigue, by giving your Nursing Home, Hospital or Assisted living the help it needs. A caring, competent, compassionate STNA, in every place, to help brighten your love ones environment in a clean, safe encouraged way.

Change A Life

We truly want to see that all who set out to make a career change are able to, but sometimes generosity can make a huge difference.

A Very Special Thank You To Our Sponsors:

  • Keith Landrum
  • Pastor Rodney Thomas Jr.
  • Carolyn Young-Threatt
  • Robert Narolewski
  • Derrick Robbins

Our Team

Meet the husband wife duo owners & instructors of FirstStep,
Al & Juanita Brown.


    positive review  The leadership here is amazing! They started as STNA'S and are very successful. Now they are reaching back to help others by providing an affordable path to an amazing career! I pray for their success and I get goose bumps thinking about all the good that they're going to do!

    Anne Rollins Avatar Anne Rollins
    October 1, 2019